Patient Safety Tool: Patient Fall Prevention and Management Protocol

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement offers a free, downloadable toolkit designed to help healthcare organizations prevent and manage patient falls.

The tool, provided by Bay Pines (Fla.) VA Medical Center, helps identify at-risk patients for falls and outlines recommendations for the nursing management of at-risk patients. The toolkit also includes two algorithms to visualize management of this patient population.

Download the falls prevention and management tool for use in your facility.

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